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Aaron Allen & Associates advises many of the largest and most successful foodservice and hospitality companies globally with an unparalleled breadth and depth of experience across categories, cuisines, geographies, functional areas, ownership types, service styles, operating platforms, and phases of the business lifecycle.
We work with executive leadership of emerging and established restaurant chains, private equity firms, and institutional investors to help them drive growth, optimize performance, and maximize enterprise value.
As a strategy-focused, top line-oriented organization we have helped clients
The new normal in the GCC is unsettling. Collectively holding their breath through the hardships that have beset regional operators beginning in Q4-2015, stakeholders and shareholders alike are growing ever
Many public company restaurant CEOs have been called on recently to answer for their sluggish responses to the emerging challenges that characterize the modern foodservice era. Oftentimes, their responsibly-worded reply
In 2008, Blockbuster CEO Jim Keyes told a Motley Fool writer that “neither RedBox nor Netflix are even on the radar screen in terms of competition.” Just a few short
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Margins are being compressed for restaurants and foodservice operators around the world. Nearly every geography, cuisine, and operating model is being hit with increased costs relative to rent, labor, commodities,
While we expect M&A activity to continue to pick up over the next five years, those leveraging the best insights regarding the evolution of the market landscape to inform a
We receive thousands of inquiries each year from every corner of the foodservice industry and from all around the globe. There are some common patterns in what we’re being asked.
Creating a compelling and modernized investment thesis requires superior intelligence and insights relative to understanding the landscape and how the consumer and competition are being reshaped, from the decline of casual